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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the numerous algae of the division Chlorophyta, such as spirogyra and sea lettuce, that have chlorophyll unmasked by other pigments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of very many organisms, of the division Chlorophyta, that grow in damp places; a chlorophyte


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